Ferry Closed

Ferry Closed A ferry that carries vehicles across the Mississippi River between Kentucky and Missouri is closed temporarily due to low water, officials said.The Kentucky Transportation Department said it has no timetable on when the Dorena-Hickman Ferry will resume operations.Motorists can check on the ferry’s operating status by calling (731) 693-0210. Source:…

ATM Thieves

ATM Thieves Officials with the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department are asking local businesses with ATMs to make sure their security measures are working properly.Officials said they are monitoring a group of thieves who have damaged and stolen from ATMs around Whitley, Laurel and Knox Counties. The thefts are occurring after the business has closed.…

Flooding Recovery Update

Flooding Recovery Update Weeks have passed since the flood, but survivors are still working through the damage with spirit-filled hearts to repair the damage and move on. We had a bunch of antiques in our building says Kelly Smith, owner of Smith’s Junkyard in Fisty.Smith’s Junkyard was underwater for hours, destroying a lot of…

Logistics Company Expands

Logistics Company Expands A logistics company is opening a new headquarters operation in northern Kentucky that will create 210 jobs, officials said.Mackenzie and Paige Logistics LLC will invest $4 million for the facility in Florence, Gov. Andy Besehear said in a statement.There are currently 30 people employed at offices in Boone. Source:…

FEMA Assistance For Churches

FEMA Assistance For Churches Houses of worship and other nonprofit organizations may be eligible for FEMA assistance to help pay for emergency protective measures, debris removal and restoration of facilities damaged by the Eastern Kentucky flooding that started on July 26.The Public Assistance program may provide financial assistance to certain private, nonprofit organizations –…

Crisis Program

Crisis Program The Louisville Metro Crisis Call Diversion Program began in March with the goal to help those suffering from a mental health crisis.Since then, the Deputy Director of Metro Emergency Services, Kelly Jones, says they have received over 1,000 calls.However, due to staffing and the divisions they cover, they have only been able…

Hazard Eye Care

Hazard Eye Care Another need since the devastating flooding is being met. The University of Kentucky Global Opthalmology Program visited Hazard to offer free eye care to Eastern Kentuckians on Saturday.The visit is part of a regular stop for the program, but this time was more meaningful. Global Opthalomology Program director Ana Bastos says…